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Unconscious Greg Bird subject to cowardly act in Super League

Sporting News logo Sporting News 4/07/2017

© Provided by Sportal com au Leigh forward Jamie Acton is facing a minimum eight-week ban after committing a cowardly act on Australian Greg Bird in the Super League.

During a heated affair between the Centurions and Catalans, Bird was knocked out cold after a heavy collision with Leigh halfback Ben Reynolds, and Acton couldn't resist rubbing salt into his wounds in pretty despicable fashion.

Greg Bird of the Blues speaks to the media during a New South Wales Blues State of Origin media session at the Novatel on May 25, 2016 in Coffs Harbour, Australia. © Matt King/Getty Images Greg Bird of the Blues speaks to the media during a New South Wales Blues State of Origin media session at the Novatel on May 25, 2016 in Coffs Harbour, Australia. Acton, who has already been charged three other times this season, has copped a Grade F charge for 'other contrary behaviour' as a result of the incident and is facing at least eight weeks on the sidelines.

In a fierce encounter that saw the Catalans go on to win 40-36, Bird, a former Sharks and Titans player, was himself also charged for punching.

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